We Are Northland!

Northland is a comprehensive two-year community & technical college offering 80+ program options in high-demand fields including; Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive & Transportation, Building Trades, Business & Marketing, Education, Health & Human Services, Information Technology, Law & Public Safety, Manufacturing and more! Northland also has a liberal arts & transfer program which offers students the first two years of a bachelor's degree.

Mission Statement

Northland is an innovative leader in higher education, preparing all learners with work and life skills that advance personal well-being and regional prosperity.


Vision Statement

Northland will be highly valued for providing exceptional education that transforms lives and strengthens the communities we serve.


  • Meet students where they are
  • Focus on student success
  • Provide a high-value learning experience
  • Work collaboratively and build relationships
  • Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Promote global competency
  • Encourage innovation and creativity
  • Pursue quality and continuous improvement
  • Meet community and workforce needs
  • Practice responsible financial stewardship

Strategic Plan

Northland's approach to strategic planning is based on the premise that a strategic plan is a living document, designed for effectiveness through adaptability and flexibility, and subject to continuous review.

Institutional Learner Outcomes (ILOs)

Northland has identified five Institutional Learner Outcomes (ILO) that all graduates should achieve. They are Communication Skills (ILO 1), Critical Thinking (ILO 2), Social Engagement (ILO 3), Application of Resources (ILO 4), and Personal Development (ILO 5).

Our Campuses


One college. Four great locations. Northland consists of main campus locations in East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, MN, an aviation site in Thief River Falls, and satellite sites in Roseau, MN, and Warroad, MN.

College History

College History

Area Vocational Technical Institute. Northwest Technical College. Northland Community & Technical College. From our beginnings in 1949 to our merger in 2003 to today, learn the college history of Northland.

Diversity at Northland

Diversity at Northland

It is an integral part of Northland's mission to acknowledge, understand, value and celebrate the diverse heritage, cultures and individuals within our learning environment and community.

Employment Opportunities

Working at Northland

Northland is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability or veteran status.

Meet our Faculty & Staff

Meet our Faculty & Staff

Get to know the faculty and staff of Northland. Look up contact information, read bios, and more.

Pioneer Athletics

Pioneers Athletics

The Northland Pioneers Athletic Department welcomes talented student-athletes from the local area, as well as nationally and internationally.

Northland by the Numbers

Student enrollment statistics as of Fall 2018


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